What’s in your Sleep tea?
- Sencha Green Tea
- Oolong Tea
- Lotus leaf
- Winter melon
- Cassia seed
- Red rose
- Dandelion Leaf
- Improves sleep
- Soothes allergies
- Treats muscle and joint pain
- Relieves anxiety
- Reduces water retention
Sencha Green Tea
Regular sencha is a staple tea in Japan. It’s possible that tea consumption combined with healthier eating and exercising habits are responsible for longer life-expectancy and better quality of life.
The benefits of green tea come from antioxidants. Antioxidants can fight free radicals and decrease oxidative stress. Every green tea contains antioxidants. Depending on the type, levels can be extremely low or very high.
Potential benefits of sencha green tea include:
- anti-cancer properties
- aiding weight-loss
- anti-aging properties
- prevention of neurodegenerative diseases
- anti-inflammatory properties
- lowering bad cholesterol
- anti-bacterial properties
- prevention of some bacterial and virus infections
- preventing tooth decay
Oolong tea category is the widest and most versatile category of tea. Just like all real types of tea, oolong tea is made from the leaves, buds and branches of camellia sinensis plant.
The most popular oolong tea usually comes from Mainland China and Taiwan. Oolong tea contains both green tea and black tea compounds. Because it’s half-oxidized, it has more catechins than black tea. However, antioxidant activity in tea doesn’t come only from catechins – “caffeine, theaflavine, gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, ellagic acid, and kaempferol-3-O-glucoside” are anti-oxidative compounds as well.
Potential benefits of Oolong tea include:
- Improving sleep
- Lowering blood pressure
- Aiding weight loss
- Improving gut micro biome
- Decreasing vascular inflammation
- Protecting the brain
- Improving bone density
- Reducing cholesterol level
- Anti-hyperglycaemic effect
The powerful lotus plant has been used in East and Southeast Asian traditional medicine and cuisine for centuries. The lotus has the title of India’s national flower and is a symbol of purity in Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
The lotus is a bowl-shaped perennial and is often confused with water lilies. There are over 100 species of lotus.
This plant’s medicinal usage goes back generations but the science behind its potential has only recently come under study.
Potential benefits of Lotus leaf include:
- Promotes collagen generation
- Maintains healthy digestion
- Promotes deep sleep
- Increases blood circulation
- Promotes healthy levels of blood sugar
- Supports mental function
- helps with anxiety and stress
Winter melon tea is a traditional herbal tea that is made with the fruit of the winter melon (Benincasa hispida), the only member of that genus. Winter melon tea is regarded as the best hydrating health tea. It has the effect at cleaning out kidney waste and excess water. It is also a magical drink for slimming and reducing swelling.
Winter melon does not contain fat, and its sodium content is extremely low, which helps it as a diuretic.
The medicinal use of winter melon tea is an ancient and highly effective remedy for various health conditions.
Potential benefits of Winter Melon include:
- Aid gastrointestinaldistress
- Helps maintain weight
- Helps eliminate stress
- Lowers overall cholesterol
- Helps control blood glucose levels
- Boosts vision
- Increases energy levels
- Improves cognitive functions
Cassia seeds, also known as semen cassia, come from the cassia plant which is a famous Chinese herb. Those seeds are dried and used to make a delicious tea that has a sweet and bitter flavour.
Cassia seed tea has been popular in Asia as a natural remedy for hundreds of years. This is an amazing plant that has so many uses but it’s still not widely known in the West.
It has many health benefits and can help with digestion, eye health, hypertension, weight loss, dizziness, circulation, and mood.
Potential benefits of Cassia seed include:
- Improves digestion
- It kills bacteria and fungi
- Promotes eye health
- Helps with hypertension
- Aids sleep
- Helps with weight loss
- Improves blood circulation
- Improves mood (anti-depressant)
Roses are one of the oldest flowers in the world, and have been referenced in literature, music, and art for centuries. They’re beloved by gardeners as a hardy, long-lasting plant.
There are hundreds of rose varieties that are considered safe for human use. Roses are added to a range of products for both their fragrance and potential health benefits. Roses are also often used in the kitchen, especially in Middle Eastern, Indian, and Chinese cuisine.
Potential benefits of Red Rose include:
- Promotes sleep
- Helps with fatigue
- Helps prevent Irritability and mood swings
- Eases menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms
- Reduces severity of allergic reactions
- Has anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties
Dandelion is a family of flowering plants that grow in many parts of the world.
They’re also known as Taraxacum spp., though Taraxacum officinale is the most common species.
You may be most familiar with dandelion as a stubborn weed that never seems to leave your lawn or garden.
However, in traditional herbal medicine practices, dandelion are revered for their wide array of medicinal properties.
For centuries, they’ve been used to treat a myriad of physical ailments, including cancer, acne, liver disease and digestive disorders.
Potential benefits of Dandelion tea include:
- Boosts immune system
- Helps prevent urinary tract infections
- Supports healthy digestion
- Helps treat constipation
- Helps lower blood pressure
- Promotes a healthy liver
- It reduces water weight
Lemongrass, also called citronella, is a tall, stalky plant. It has a fresh, lemony aroma and a citrus flavour. It’s a common ingredient in Thai cooking and bug repellent. Lemongrass essential oil is used in aromatherapy to freshen the air, reduce stress, and uplift the mood.
Lemongrass is also used as a folk remedy to promote sleep, relieve pain, and boost immunity. One of the most popular ways to enjoy lemongrass is in tea.
Several researchers are interested in the health and medicinal benefits of drinking lemongrass tea.
Potential benefits of Lemon Grass include:
- Relieves anxiety
- Lowers cholesterol
- Helps preventing infections
- Boosts oral health
- Helps relieve pain
- Boosts red blood cell levels
- Relieves bloating
Hawthorn berries are tiny fruits that grow on trees and shrubs belonging to the Crataegus genus.
Their berries are packed with nutrition and have a tart, tangy taste and mild sweetness, ranging in colour from yellow to deep red to black.
For centuries, hawthorn berry has been used as an herbal remedy for digestive problems, heart failure, and high blood pressure.
Potential benefits of Hawthorn include:
- Prevents premature skin aging
- Helps reduce blood fats
- Helps lower blood pressure
- I has anti-inflammatory properties
- Helps prevent hair loss
- Helps reduce anxiety
- Aids healthy digestion
Information about the benefits is for reference purposes only. Self-treating health problems with tea is not advisable and you should always consult your doctor when you plan to change your diet while suffering from serious diseases or taking medication. Green tea contains caffeine and may not be suitable for people sensitive to caffeine. Drinking huge amounts of tea might have a negative effect on health.
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